Y’all, I’m going to be honest. My mental health has been a bit of a mess the last month or so. I’m not really sure what’s going on, but it’s been a bit of a struggle and I do not appreciate it. So, if I continue to be chaotic in terms of a posting schedule and actually getting ARC reviews up, just know that I apologize in advance and also, I really am doing my best. I have some exciting things forthcoming in my personal life, so hopefully I’ll get back on track, but for now, I’m just trying to focus on surviving. Anyway, let’s actually talk about the books I read in January!

January Wrap Up || firewhiskey reader

A Visual Representation of Books I Read This Month by Rating

5 Stars

4.5 Stars

4 Stars

3.5 Stars and 3 Stars

Quick Stats

  • Total Books Read: 13
  • Physical Books Read: 5
  • Ebooks: 2
  • Audiobooks: 6
  • Borrowed: 2
  • Re-reads: 2

Goals Check In

Well, the good news is, I read four of the twelve fantasy books I want to read this year. The bad news is, I didn’t actually include Wheel of Time in my fantasy TBR because I knew I would keep reading them. Additionally, I read one book with trans or non-binary representation. The bad news is, I read zero books with sapphic representation in a main character. The good news is I read one new to me author of color (Farah Heron) and the bad news is that I would really like to be introducing myself to between two and three new to me authors of color a month. I read no nonfiction, Indigenous authors, no historical fiction, and no classics. Also, I didn’t really develop much of a writing habit. But you know what, we survived the month of January and that is enough.

My Posts of the Month

Posts from Around the Internet I Enjoyed in January

Quick Note: I have not read enough blog posts this month at all. Please drop links in the comments or @ me on twitter your favorites!!

Here’s hoping we all have a good rest of February! ❤

xx

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  1. I’m sorry you’re struggling with your mental health. I hope you’re kind to yourself and don’t worry so much about chaotic posting and ARC schedules. Do what you have to heal! ❤
    Also woah! I don't think I've ever seen you post about full-on SFF books so these books must be great! I'm happy you loved Accidentally Engaged, The Wedding Ringer, Well Matched & Love & Other Disasters.

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    1. Thank you!
      I am definitely addicted to them, but tbh, I don’t know how much I would recommend them. They’re very 90s. And yes! I did have a great string of contemporary romances/WF!! And three out of the four were really because of The Swoon Awards. 🙂

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    1. We do! I hope your February went well. I mean, we have another day of it, but…. You know. I’m super late on responding to comments this month.

      I will say how well they hold up probably depends in part on how critical of a reader you are. I am usually a turn my brain off and dive in type of person, but even so, there are definitely issues with consent at times and other things that irk me. But it really is so compelling! At least for me. Obviously.

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